The Scottish National Party (SNP) published its General Election Manifesto, 'A Future Made in Scotland' on Wednesday 19th June.

Click here to read the Manifesto.

This is what it says about the issues that students, apprentices and young people care about.

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What the Manifesto says on...


Universities and Student Funding

  • Defend free tuition for students from Scotland who go to Scottish universities
  • Prioritise research and investment in AI

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Colleges, Apprenticeships and Skills

  • No policies – the Scottish Government makes decisions on this area rather than the UK Government

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International Students and Migration

  • Give Scotland the powers to make decisions on immigration
  • Give migrants access to public funds such as student support and benefits
  • Scrap the Rwanda scheme and support asylum seekers

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The Cost of Living, Pay and Benefits

  • Independence for Scotland so it can set its own priorities, including on the cost of living
  • Increase the minimum wage to at least the national living wage
  • ‘Essentials guarantee’ so everyone can afford basics such as food and utilities
  • Scrap the two-child benefit cap and bedroom tax

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The NHS, Health and Wellbeing

  • Oppose NHS privatisation
  • Boost NHS spending by a minimum of £10bn a year
  • Increase investment in NHS England staff to meet Scotland’s NHS pay deals
  • Decriminalise drugs and introduce supervised drug consumption facilities

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Housing and Renting

  • Help to buy ISA scheme for first-time buyers
  • Make sure rental costs are taken into account when setting housing benefits
  • Deliver more social housing
  • Encourage investment in house building

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Climate and Energy

  • Make decisions on oil and gas extractions according climate obligations
  • Support North Sea oil and gas workers as part of the transition to green energy
  • No new nuclear power plants in Scotland
  • Ban new coal licences

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Rights, Equality and Liberation

  • Review UK law to ensure abortion is treated primarily as a healthcare matter
  • Advance and champion LGBTI rights
  • Stay in the European Convention on Human Rights

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Society, Democracy and Young People

  • Rejoin the EU as an independent Scotland
  • Votes for 16- and 17-year-olds in all elections and scrap voter ID
  • Give anyone who lives in the UK legally the right to vote regardless of nationality
  • Change how MPs are elected and abolish the House of Lords

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Workers' Rights and Employment

  • Ban exploitative zero-hours contracts
  • Ban fire and rehire practices
  • Amend the definition of ‘worker’ to strengthen protections
  • Protect the right to strike and scrap anti-strike laws

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Check out the other manifestos